There's nothing I like better than sitting down to a nice dinner on New Year's Eve. Even though our plans for this year are to go out, I still wanted to put together a table at home for Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan, of Between Naps on the Porch.
My husband asked my daughter to pick up a few things I would like for Christmas so she ordered champagne flutes from Pottery Barn. She had them delivered to her house but they didn't come until after she had left to come to our house for the weekend. To make a long story short, I don't have them yet! And how can you set a New Year's Eve table without them??? I headed out to Goodwill in hopes of finding some but had no luck. I wound up buying some pretty basic, inexpensive (cheap) ones at Ross for less than a dollar a glass but when I started putting this table together I realized I had some glasses that would work. I have no idea if they are technically for champagne but they are pretty and I used them!
Sorry about the bright light but it's tough to take pictures in low light with my camera so I cranked up the dimmer on the light fixture! I decided to just use black, white and muted silver on this table. This black tablecloth has been so versatile for me. Now that I know how often I use it I would like to invest in a better quality one.
I've had these black and cream dinner plates for years. I think they are from Ross. I placed them on a silver charger and topped them with a black salad plate and glass fruit dish (remove pine cone before adding fruit!)
To add a little bling to the table I used "diamond ring" napkin rings (Ross).
Since I wanted to use my sparkly silver candles I had to turn my candlesticks upside down to hold them. I like that they are a muted silver.
For a centerpiece I used a glass vase as an ice bucket and put the champagne in it. I placed it on a glass cake stand and added some silver and black ornaments for sparkle and some tea lights.. Fire and Ice! Ideally a big, dramatic fresh flower arrangement would look great. Then you could put the ice bucket to the side on the table or on a sideboard.
I got the flutes as a wedding gift and the goblets are from GW. I think they look made for each other. The silverware is also from GW and has a nice soft (worn!) look to it.
To add more candlelight I put tea lights in mini brandy snifters (GW) and used my 3 mercury glass candle holders (Ross).
New Year's confetti is sprinkled on the black plates.
I'm getting used to having my Christmas tree in my dining room. It will be a sad day when it comes down.
This is definitely a nighttime table meant for candlelight. And yes, the champagne bottle is already opened. What can I say, we had mimosas Christmas morning!
I still can't believe it's almost January and my magnolia is still blooming! I took this picture today!
Happy New Year!
Be sure to check out my sister's blog, Creating Wonderful Spaces! She's feeling a bit under the weather today so she may not have a new tablescape but she has lots of other great posts to look at!